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Today's News

  • Much-debated Medicaid issue closes with solution from Representatives

    FRANKFORT – After nearly two months’ worth of work, several weeks of intense debate and a long day on Thursday, the Kentucky House of Representatives finalized the legislative session’s most pressing issue: Closing a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.
    Our approach was a little different, but the end result accomplished what we wanted, which was to keep the solution within the healthcare program and not needlessly cut millions of dollars out of our classrooms, our local governments, our veteran services and dozens of other state agencies.

  • Activities center grant in quandary

    Cynthiana City Commissioner Billy Grayson termed a proposal with Wedco to build an activity center adjacent to Flat Run Veterans’ Park ideal.
    However, that ideal situation may be changing.
    At a special meeting Monday, commissioners heard from Mayor Steve Moses that Wedco is stepping down as fiscal agent in the grant application process.
    Moses said the grant application was due March 14. When Wedco bowed out, the city was given time to build its Healthy Communities grant application.

  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of tobacco farmers whose contracts were allegedly not upheld

    Two Harrison County tobacco farmers are looking to gain their losses through a breach of contract, class action lawsuit.
    The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm  of Strauss & Troy filed a class action lawsuit in Harrison County against Universal Corporation “Universal Leaf North America,” according to a press release sent by Strauss & Troy attorney Jack Gatlin.

  • Kentucky to offer free GED testing for limited time

    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee. Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will pay the fee.
    “We are pleased to offer this incentive because it will help many Kentuckians re-energize their education and career,” said Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King.

  • Harrison County District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding March 21, 2011
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Sandra M. Brooks, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Martha R. Brown, motion hour; order entered.
    Estate of Ira Jesse Coy, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Mary Margaret Mynear, other hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Peggy Rogers, probate hearing; will admitted, bond approved, order entered.
    Estate of Miranda Lee Walters, probate hearing; orders entered and bond approved.
    CIVIL CASES

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    March 11 – At 7:34 a.m., an injury accident was reported to have occurred on Ky 1842. Teresa Bell was traveling on the road and lost control due to ice on the road. Her vehcile slid off of the road and struck a tree.

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    March 17 – At 8 p.m., a report of alleged harassment was made by a resident on Smith Avenue.
    March 18 – At 11:05 a.m., police were called to Locust Street where Christ True reported that a stereo and speakers that were in his truck had been taken out and pawned at Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn.
    March 18 – At 7:39 p.m., police were called regarding a report of alleged harassment that had occurred at Walmart.

  • Court questions salary increase in rec. dept.

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court held its first budget workshop Tuesday to discuss requests from organizations and groups as well as consider county payroll issues.
    The court has deferred any action on a Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation budget pending  clarification of salary and representation issues.
    The recreation department submitted a request to the court in the amount of $62,500. The amount requested is $2,500 less than last year’s request, but includes a 14 percent pay increase for the director of the recreation department.

  • New Drivers

    James Tomlin, Amanda Hamm, Taylor Moore, Katherine S. Sowder, Xavier T. Carter, Leandra Bryant, William A. Milner, Samuel David Doyle, Shannon Howard and Bridgett Hicks.

  • Memorial Garden to be finished early summer

    Battle Grove Cemetery looks to provide better accommodations and beat the weather with its new building.
    Until now, services that were held at Battle Grove Cemetery have often been haunted by gusting winds or undesirable temperatures.
    With a dream and a few local donations, Battle Grove Cemetery will be opening its new Meditation Garden this summer.
    “The building and the whole idea has been a dream of mine and the trustees for some time now,” said Billy Grayson, director of Battle Grove Cemetery.